Research Tools

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The Carnegie Public Library provides access to thousands of magazines, newspaper articles and other information sources through its online databases. In many cases, you don’t even have to come to the library to have access. If you have a home computer and a library card, you can log on using your card number. For questions about these resources, please contact us.

You can browse a list of all our resources below, or follow the links to a specific site.


aspremier100.gifAcademic Search Premier

This collection of full text articles and journals offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more.

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Repair information on more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles, from 1945 to present. Includes drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins & recalls, maintenance schedules…simply type in the make and model of vehicle.

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This premier resource provides access to over 1,000 business publications general magazines to trade publications and top management journals as well as over 10,000 company profiles.

Consuconsumerhealth100.gifmer Health Complete

The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine

explora_web_button_200x100 Explora General Research

The Exoplora Databases quickly deliver relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research as well as high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in school environments.

explora_web_button_elementary_schools_200x100   Explora Elementary School

explora_web_button_high_schools_200x100    Explora High School

explora_web_button_middle_schools_200x100 Explora Middle School


FunkWagnalls.gifFunk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Access to thousands of encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Read up on PV cells, greenscaping, and much more. Access: Click here.

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History Reference Center® is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database including full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents. This resource also offers more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

law_depot_logoLaw Depot

LawDepot is a leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents and templates. Click on Document Center for a master list of Law Depot documents. Users will need to create a username and password.

legalreference.gifLegal Information Reference Center

This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues. Users can search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by all 50 U.S. states and by top subject areas, including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.

lista_logoLibrary Information Science and Technology Abstracts

LISTA covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

MasterFile.gifMasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE™ Premier contains nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also find nearly 500 full text reference books and biographies. Also use this resource to access Consumer Reports online for free.

NewsSourcePlus_logoNewspaper Source

Selected full text from national and regional US newspapers including the Denver Post, Greeley Tribune and Pueblo Chieftain, and transcripts from TV and radio news.


This is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

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This resource allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left hand column of your screen.

Psych_logoPsychology & Behavioral Sciences

This premier resource contains full text for more than 560 journals concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

regional-business-news-button100x50.gifRegional Business News

This premier resource provides access to 50 regional business publications.

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Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, and more.

serrc100.gifSmall Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is your online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. Library card required to use from home.

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